I Called Forth
I called forth a dark, dark red creature,
So dark as to be as nearly black, as black as the sunless, moonless, starless Night
At the Antipodes of my Psyche.
And I bound the creature to serve me,
Justice! Justice! Justice! I cried-
But that was before I knew that Nicety
From Deadly. Poisoned. Vengeance.
That today I am gentle—or at least harmless-
May be because the Nameless